Result of the Saturday May 7th, 2011 MLS game game between Toronto FC and Houston Dynamo played at BMO Field in Toronto at 7:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, black shoulders and sleeves, white names and numbers)

........................24 Stefan Frei (cpt)
27 Richard Eckersley...31 Dicoy Williams...12 Adrian Cann...19 Mikael Yourassowsky
23 Jacob Peterson...6 Julian de Guzman...22 Tony Tchani...10 Alen Stevanovic
.............18 Nick Soolsma...7 Joao Plata

Subs:...30 Milos Kocic (gk)...8 Dan Gargan (def)...11 Nathan Sturgis (mid)...20 Ty Harden (def)...25 Danleigh Borman (def) ...26 Matt Gold (mid)...29 Maicon Santos (fwd)
head coach Aron Winter

Houston Dynamo (white socks and shirts, orange shorts, black names and numbers)

......................1 Tally Hall
21 Hunter Freeman...32 Bobby Boswell...2 Eddie Robinson...31 Andre Hainault
10 Je-Vaughan Watson...22 Lovel Palmer...20 Geoff Cameron...11 Brad Davis (cpt)
...............15 Cam Weaver...27 Koke

Subs:...24 Tyler Deric (gk)...7 Colin Clark (mid)...8 Kofi Sarkodie (def)...9 Jason Garey (fwd)...12 Will Bruin (fwd) ...17 Mike Chabala (def)...26 Corey Ashe (mid)
head coach Dominic Kinnear

Game officials:...referee Jorge Gonzalez...referee's assistants Adam Wienckowski and Jeff Hosking...fouth official John McCloskey... (all black uniforms, neon green trim)

1st Half:...game starts 7:09pm...TFC defend south end on this mild night with a bright sun in the north west.
1 min...TFC Plata on left end line at 5 yards rolls ball into 6 yard box but defender there to make clearance.
6 min...HD Davis blasts 35 yard freekick down middle is well over net.
7 min...TFC Tchani 50 yard chip of partial clearance bounces to goalie.
8 min...HD Koke can't draw freekick on left edge of box on light challenge gets him to fall.
10 min...TFC de Guzman blasts 35 yard shot up middle that goalie palms over bar.
11 min...TFC Peterson cornerkick from right has HD Freeman as nearest defender head ball away.
16 min...TFC Williams 75 yard ball from right bounces to goalie at edge of box.
17 min...TFC Peterson rolls pass from 22 yards on right that goalie dives forward to get beating TFC Stevanovic to ball at 8 yards.
18 min...TFC goalie catches HD Watson cross from 22 yards on right.
19 min...TFC Tchani cross from 30 yards on left is over players and wide right for goalkick.
20 min...HD Watson midair blast down middle from 30 yards is well over net.
20 min...TFC Soolsma pushes ball too far forward from 25 yards on right for charging TFC Eckersley on right and goalkick results.
22 min...TFC Yourassowsky and HD Freeman both injured at TFC 20 yards on right in crash with Freeman jumping for ball. Yourassowsky caught elbow in eye and Freeman twisted in bump and had a hard landing on his back.
25 min...HD Freeman chips ball into box from 22 yards and defender heads it back out at 15 yards.
25 min...HD Weaver low cross from 20 yards on right has TFC Yourassowsky kick off defender and ball rolls back to goalie.
27 min...TFC Peterson 45 yard freekick from left is headed away by defender on edge of box.
27 min...TFC Stevanovic on left crosses into box from 20 yards and TFC Soolsma flicks header over net while facing away at 5 yards on cross from left.
30 min...HD Freeman long throw-in from right has ball knocked around in box and HD pressure ends with handball call.
31 min...HD Weaver on rush on right sends in low cross from 20 yards that TFC Williams gets foot in to clear ball from TFC box.
33 min...TFC de Guzman is brought down on tripping tackle at TFC 50 yards. HD Boswell then brought down on tackle TFC Eckersley at HD 50 yards but no cards given for either incident.
34 min...TFC Soolsma rush down right and gets away cross that TFC Peterson heads ball over net from 12 yards.
36 min...TFC Plata injured on bumping tackle near center line by HD Freeman.
37 min...HD Davis rolls 35 yard freekick from left to center and HD Palmer blasts 35 yard shot wide right of net.
41 min...TFC YELLOW card...Williams earns it for holding back HD Koke on rush to TFC 30 yards.
42 min...HD Koke freekick from 30 yards down middle is caught by goalie under bar.
43 min...TFC de Guzman from 50 yards sends ball down middle that's just a step ahead of charging TFC Plata redirecting it with his foot at 16 yards.
44 min...TFC Stevanovic on rush down middle shoots 35 yard shot high and wide right of net.
45 min...HD Freeman long throw-in from 22 yards has HD player flick header across box but HD Koke is not able to get away shot.
46 min...HD Weaver on run down right sends in cross from 22 yards that TFC Williams chests down and clears from box.
46 min...HD Davis rush on left and sends low pass cross to sliding HD Weaver just a step too late for 5 yard tap-in.
47 min...half ends 7:56pm.

Halftime Entertainment:...It was Carlsberg Soccer Pong which had contestants take throw-ins into trash cans.

2nd Half:...starts 8:13pm.
45 min...TFC Plata flick heads pass on left from 20 yards forward for TFC Peterson whose low 15 yard shot is saved by goalie at 6 yards diving left and defender clears rebound at 6 yards on right post.
48 min...TFC Soolsma intercepts clearance by HD Robinson at 30 yards on right and runs past Robinson and cuts into box where pursueing HD Haninault clips his ankle tripping him up and he is awarded a Penalty kick from referee Jorge Gonzalez.
49 min...TFC Joao Plata GOAL...Plata blasts Penalty kick to top left side of net over goalie Tally Hall who guessed correctly but too low.
51 min...TFC Plata rush on left to ball rolls ball across box from 18 yards to TFC Soolsma cutting into box but defender clears from 8 yards.
52 min...TFC Eckersley rolls cross from 20 yards after run on right and goalie dives forward to beat TFC Peterson from getting shot.
53 min...HD Freeman rush down right to get to pass from HD Koke has him cross from 22 yards that has HD Weaver pop up header and TFC Williams head clearance out of box.
53 min...HD Hainault makes check and short pass on left to HD Davis who blasts 30 yard shot from left well high and wide left of net.
55 min...HD Watson rush down right side cutting towards middle and he rolls ball forward from 25 yards through defenders at 15 yards for HD Weaver to get shot on slide in box at 6 yards but goalie dives out to grab ball.
57 min...TFC Eckersley sends low cross from 20 yards on right that charging TFC Peterson slides to at 8 yards down middle but one step too late and defender kicks up clearance.
57 min...TFC Tchani cross from 20 yards on right is caught by goalie.
58 min...HD Freeman at 30 yards on right crosses ball to HD Koke who on leap can't quite twist header at goal from 10 yards and ball flies wide on left.
59 min...HD Watson dekes TFC Cann and takes 18 yard shot from right into outside webbing of net.
60 min...Cancelled play HD YELLOW card...Goalie Hall receives it and a Penalty kick call against him for knock on charging TFC Plata on left side of box. Both decisions were reversed after consulting referee's assistant who probably ruled the play offside.
61 min...HD sub...Bruin replaces Weaver.
62 min...TFC Stevanovic on 2 on 2 with TFC Plata kicks 16 yard shot from right over net. HD Robinson injured at start of play at TFC 50 yards in collision with TFC Soolsma.
66 min...TFC Peterson cornerkick from left has TFC Stevanovic blast partial clearance from 18 yards well over net.
67 min...HD Cameron cross/shot from 20 yards is wide right of net across box.
68 min...TFC Plata rolls 16 yard shot from right that goalie smothers.
70 min...HD Watson passes ball forward to HD Koke in box and deflection wins cornerkick.
70 min...HD Davis cornerkick from right has TFC goalie in crowd of players punch ball forward out of box.
73 min...HD Cameron 30 yard blast up middle is just wide left of net.
74 min...HD sub...Ashe replaces Boswell.
.........HD sub...Clark replaces Freeman.
.........TFC sub...Santos replaces Stevanovic.
74 min...HD Watson pass to HD Koke whose low 20 yard shot bobbled by diving goalie but saved on right post.
75 min...TFC sub...Gold replaces Peterson.
.........TFC Williams injured at TFC 35 yards leaping for header with HD Bruin.
78 min...HD Cameron slips just outside box and can't get away second shot when first one blocked on edge of box.
78 min...TFC Yourassowsky can't draw freekick after long run up middle to edge of HD box where he was bumped over.
79 min...HD Davis sends ball in from 30 yards that diving TFC Williams heads back out from 15 yards.
80 min...TFC Maicon Santos GOAL...TFC Joao Plata on left rolls pass from 30 yards by HD Eddie Robsinson to center for Santos to get at 20 yards with HD Corey Ashe even with him and he rolls 15 yard shot under diving goalie into right corner of net.
82 min...HD Clark chips 25 yard shot from left that defender clears from 6 yards.
83 min...HD goalie out of box to prevent TFC Plata getting to through ball on left.
85 min...TFC Soolsma cross from 20 yards on right is caught by goalie.
86 min...HD Watson passes forward from 25 yards on right to HD Davis who bumps over TFC de Guzman and gets 10 yard shot that goalie blocks and TFC Williams kicks out left side of box for throw-in.
86 min...HD Lovel Palmer GOAL...HD Colin Clark eludes defender on left and crosses from 12 yards near left end line that has HD Koke have shot from 6 yards deflected to right end line where HD Je-Vaughan Watson keeps it in play and passes out to Palmer who rolls 18 yard shot up middle under sprawling goalie to right side of net.
87 min...TFC YELLOW card...Eckersley earns it for bump on HD Robinson on 50 yard rush that ends at HD 18 yards.
88 min...HD Watson cross from 20 yards on right is caught by flying goalie in front of HD Koke at 6 yards.
89 min...TFC goalie out to clear ball on left edge of box ahead of charging HD Bruin.
90 min...TFC Plata rush on right has HD Hainault make poke check at 5 yards and clear ball.
90 min...HD Watson cross from 22 yards on right has HD Cameron leap and twist header downward from 8 yards and defender clear.
91 min...HD Watson cross from 25 yards on right has HD Koke glance header wide left from 12 yards.
91 min...TFC sub...Gargan replaces Plata.
92 min...HD Robinson 60 yard freekick from right has no shot on net as ball kept on edge of box.
93 min...game ends 9:01pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......2..........Houston Dynamo...........1........

Attendance was announced as 20259. This game certainly had the mildest weather of any game this season with a bright sun in the north west.

TFC forward Joao Plata was given his first league start this year. He had impressed with the work he did during the two Nutrilife Canadian Championship games against FC Edmonton. He was cheered on his announcement as a starter to the time he left the field at 90 minutes by the 50% of the crowd who stayed until the end of the game. He is an international from Ecuador and is only 19 years old.

Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was Joao Plata who scored the Penalty kick and assisted on the other goal and was again the fastest man on the field. Before the game Julian de Guzman was named the Esquire (watch company) Player of the Month for his community work.

This was the first TFC win in league play since their win in their home opener against Portland on March 26th. That was a total of six games between those victories and four of them at home.

PA announcements announced a special 25% off on lady's apparel for today only in celebration of Mother's Day.

stats from MLSsoccer.com

Scoring Summary:  
 TOR -- Joao Plata 1 (unassisted) 50  
 TOR -- Maicon Santos 2 (Joao Plata 1, Nick Soolsma 1) 81  
 HOU -- Lovel Palmer 1 (Je-Vaughn Watson 2) 87 

Houston Dynamo -- Tally Hall, Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell (Corey Ashe 75), Eddie Robinson, Hunter Freeman (Colin Clark 75), Brad Davis, Lovel Palmer, Geoff Cameron, Je-Vaughn Watson, Koke, Cam Weaver (Will Bruin 62). Substitutes Not Used: Mike Chabala, Jason Garey, Kofi Sarkodie, Tyler Deric.

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Richard Eckersley, Dicoy Williams, Adrian Cann, Mikael Yourassowsky, Tony Tchani, Julian de Guzman, Jacob Peterson (Matt Gold 76), Nick Soolsma, Alen Stevanovic (Maicon Santos 75), Joao Plata (Dan Gargan 89). Substitutes Not Used: Danleigh Borman, Ty Harden, Nathan Sturgis, Milos Kocic.

Misconduct Summary: TOR -- Dicoy Williams (caution; Reckless Foul) 42 TOR -- Richard Eckersley (caution; Reckless Tackle) 88

Match Stats Toronto FC Houston Dynamo 11 Attempts on Goal 16 5 Shots on Target 5 5 Shots off Target 9 1 Blocked Shots 2 2 Corner Kicks 1 11 Fouls 10 10 Open Play Crosses 16 0 Offsides 0 2 Yellow Cards 0 0 Red Cards 0 39 Duels Won 57 40% Duels Won % 59% 369 Total Pass 431 68% Passing Accuracy % 69% 46% Possession 54%

Referee: Jorge Gonzalez Referee's Assistants: -Adam Wienckowski; Jeff Hosking 4th Official: John McCloskey Time of Game: 1:52 Weather: Sunny-and-63-degrees

TFC starters

Dynamo starters

Dynamo players waiting for kickoff.

Dynamo freekick

TFC cornerkick is flying into box just even with right post in this picture.

Dynamo Koke takes freekick

TFC Alen Stevanovic (10) and Jacob Peterson (23) kick off the second half.

TFC Joao Plata takes Penalty kick.

TFC Alen Stevanovic has ball on this rush.

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